My name is Colleen and I am the creator of design and lifestyle Inspired to Share. I've been blogging for three years now and it has continually sparked my interest and desire to learn more about graphic design. Mood boards are a great way to do more than just look at inspiration, but to really make it your own. I also find they can help with developing projects and concepts. t's really quite fun!
The original Face Mug has gotten a lot of attention since he first looked at us with those wide eyes, flashed that perfect (for stuffing with cookies) smile, and landed in our lineup. We've heard gifting stories of how he's made loved ones laugh, suggestions for filling him with different drink and treat combos, and some interesting alternate uses... But one thing we've heard time and time again is that folks would love to see this character in color.
Claudia Pearson is the designer behind the 4 Seasons Tea Towels and one of our newest UncommonGoods artists. She is not a new name around Brooklyn flea markets and I have admired her commercial work and illustrations for cooking magazines, so I was excited to visit her sunny studio and learn about her craft and her business.
When I was a kid, my mom had a beautiful old typewriter. I remember carefully inserting bright white sheets of paper, punching those big, round keys, hearing that delightful ding and the unmistakable sound emitted when I pulled back the lever, and the smell of a fresh, inky ribbon. Although it may not always be practical to type hard copies these days, with liquid paper being more work than hitting backspace and all, just looking at a typewriter does bring happy thoughts to many who have used one, and some who haven't--but see them in old movies, in antique stores, and on our some of our favorite period TV shows...
A breezy collection of powdery blue goods.